Posts Tagged ‘ teenagers ’

Finally a YA Novel Written By a Real YA

April 26, 2013
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What would happen if you lost all your dreams? Fourteen-year-old Sara dreams of nothing but becoming a famous runner. But when a tragedy at a race causes her to lose everything, things might just change, in 13-year-old indie author Lily Saki‘s novel “Strive.” Sara is forced to face a future in a wheelchair. Not even her best friend, Dylan can help her overcome the fear of emptiness and loss. Things get better, though, when a…

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Star-Crossed (and Border-Crossed) Lovers

April 23, 2013
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It begins with a perilous journey to seek a better life. Alan Larson‘s suspense thriller “Mexizona” then adds a spark, that builds to an unquenchable flame, for two star-crossed lovers torn apart by the values and prejudices of their family and friends. “Mexizona” is a story set amidst the current Arizona – Mexico border crisis. The book takes on the cultural, political and social challenges surrounding the immigration debate, while bringing them all to a…

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Her Superpower – From God

April 17, 2013
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After graduating high school in the small town of Brunswick, Georgia, Kimberly Hamilton prays that her future in Atlanta will bring something interesting and not-so-perfect. Moments after graduation, Kim finds herself at the crossroads of life and eternity. But accepting God’s offer to continue her life on earth leaves her body capable of things she’s only seen in movies. In C.S.R. Calloway‘s fantasy adventure “Peculiar, INC” Discovering several similarly powered individuals, some mysterious and some…

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Trapped Between Life and Death – What Will She Do?

April 16, 2013
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Beautiful wild-child Nicole Tepper is hit by a car one night while walking home, and is left for dead. But when she wakes the next morning, Nicole finds herself back in her own bed without a scratch. Perhaps she was more intoxicated than usual, as her mother is giving her the silent treatment and her friends are ignoring her as well. Then, in Melissa Pearl‘s novel “Betwixt” things take a turn for the weird when…

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A (Princess) Penny’s Worth of Trouble

September 12, 2012
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Fairy tales are no longer just hand-me-downs from long-ago generations in faraway places. From Michael Mullin, author of “8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf” now comes another original fairy tale, called “The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny” Penny Lemieux is a fifteen-year-old princess, deep into high school cliques, who desires revenge on a “mean girl” at school named Darcy. Then Penny stumbles on an ad with the strange headline,…

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She’s Trying, Very Hard, to Live – Happily Ever After

July 30, 2012
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Ivy Thorn is a teenager, and a military brat, who’s just gone through yet another move, as the new book by Emily Casey opens. Now, Ivy has always been afraid of mirrors, but she never knew why. Then one of them sucks her into the fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast.” Now all she wants is to find her way home. But when Ivy tries to escape, she breaks the wrong spell. Beast is not…

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